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‘Young women place looks above health’


August 14th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) College age women place looks and counting calories above health, say US researchers.Maria Len-Rios, associate professor of strategic communication, Suzanne Burgoyne, professor of theater, and undergraduates ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to have blood pressure meters in public places


April 25th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka will install meters in Colombo's public places to measure blood pressure of people, in a country where at least 350 die every day due ... Read more...

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‘Anna ki Rasoi’: Free food for all at MMRDA ground


December 27th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) As activist Anna Hazare sought to egg on the crowd at the MMRDA ground here to fight for a strong Lokpal bill, a Good ... Read more...

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Jamie Oliver blames Michael Gove for eroding healthy school food standards


November 25th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver says Britain’s Education Secretary Michael Gove should be blamed for ‘eroding’ the food standard of schools in the country. Jamie believes that the ... Read more...

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McDonald’s to give free fruit with every Happy Meal


July 27th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) McDonald’s has announced that they will start giving fruits for every Happy Meal purchased from April of 2012. The famous eatery has been criticized for years ... Read more...

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Over 50 fall ill after eating at Russia cafe


July 14th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS) At least 52 people fell ill Thursday after eating at a cafe in western Russia. The cafe was previously also in the news for serving unhealthy ... Read more...

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Selena Gomez blames ‘unhealthy food’ for hospitalisation


June 17th, 2011 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez, who was recently hospitalised, says she was "malnourished" because of chocolate bars and fatty treats, which were not good for her health.On Friday, ... Read more...

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Hopeful consumers make healthier choices than happy ones


April 20th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A study into why happy people are more likely to eat candy bars, whereas hopeful people choose fruit, has shown that when people feel hope, they're thinking about ... Read more...

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Sleeping your way to weight loss


March 30th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) What better way to lose oodles of fat than sleeping soundly through the night after making certain changes in your diet and exercise. Actually you can ... Read more...

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Omani university develops low-fat ‘halwa’


February 21st, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Muscat, Feb 21 (IANS) A research team from a university in Oman has developed what it terms as "healthy halwa", a sweet dish with low fat alternatives.Mohammad Shafiur Rahman, a professor ... Read more...

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Scientists to develop ‘healthy’ Omani halwa


February 20th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Feb 20 (ANI): A research team from Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) is developing low-fat Omani halwa-a symbol of Omani hospitality.Mohammad Shafiur Rahman of the Department of Food Science and Nutrition has ... Read more...

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Just thinking about food can stop you from bingeing!


December 10th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): The next time you feel like grabbing that piece of pizza or chocolate cake, just stare at it for a few minutes, and you might end up eating ... Read more...

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Excessive TV viewing causes aggression among kids: Survey


November 20th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Children who watch television for more than 35 hours a week are at a risk of obesity and an aggressive and violent behaviour, a study revealed here ... Read more...

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Experts call for tighter regulations on food ads during kids’ TV viewing


October 29th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Experts has revealed that children are specifically targeted and repeatedly overexposed to a lot of adverts that promote unhealthy foods.Researchers, in partnership with the Cancer Council, Australia, ... Read more...

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Pain of cash payments helps shoppers avoid junk food


October 20th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Consumers who make cash payments at shops and supermarts are more likely to avoid junk food than those who use credit or debit cards, a new study says."Cash ... Read more...

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Credit, debit cards ‘increase impulsive food purchases’


October 19th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people are more likely to buy unhealthy foods when they pay using credit or debit cards."Two factors contribute to this intriguing effect," ... Read more...

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Kids still exposed to same level of junk food ads on TV


October 4th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 4 (IANS) Children still have the same dose of junk foods TV ads as they did before self-regulation was introduced last year. Study leader Lesley King, an adjunct senior lecturer ... Read more...

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Indian doctor is Nepal’s heart king


September 26th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 26 (IANS) As World Heart Day is celebrated globally Sunday, Indian doctor Bharat Rawat and his wife Anjali are preparing something special for a special heart patient admitted ... Read more...

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India to enforce law on food quality soon


July 13th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 13 (IANS) India will soon enforce a tough law to maintain standards and quality of food and water as 80 percent of all deaths in the country are believed to ... Read more...

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Brit docs call for ‘fat taxes’ on unhealthy food


July 11th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): Leading British doctors have urged ministers to impose 'fat taxes' on unhealthy food and introduce cigarette-style warnings to children about the dangers of a poor diet.Senior medical figures ... Read more...

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Britain says no to action against unhealthy food


July 8th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Health campaigners are shocked by the British government's conditional proposal not to take action against food firms manufacturing sugary, salty and fatty drinks and eats. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley ... Read more...

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Kids now watch more TV ads for fast food: Study


July 6th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): These days, kids view more TV ads for fast food than sweets and beverages, says a new study.Studies have already indicated that television advertising influences the short-term eating ... Read more...

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Junk food adds up to over a quarter of UK shoppers’ grocery bills


June 18th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): Grocery shoppers in UK spend about a quarter of their weekly supermarket shop on junk food, according to a new survey.The study by weight loss company LighterLife has ... Read more...

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Experts call for ban on junk food ads to combat soaring child diabetes


May 17th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): A group of more than 100 diabetes experts has called for laws to ban ads of junk food that target children.The experts from Royal College of Physicians of ... Read more...

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California County Officials To Ban Happy Meal Toys


May 1st, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar California, May 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) As a measure of introducing healthy lifestyle and food habits among children, the County Supervisors in California have asked to ban all toys that come ... Read more...

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Fattening school lunches are a ‘national security threat’


April 21st, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Apr 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Military leaders are worried that the fattening school lunches could spell their doom. Because high calorie school lunches make obese kids, who are too fat by ... Read more...

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Some easy tips to boost your vitality


April 14th, 2010 - 1:43 am ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Do you struggle to keep your eyes open even after a good night's sleep or feel you are always in a slump? This simple plan will bring the ... Read more...

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Healthy foods can burn a hole in your pocket


April 13th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, April 13 (ANI): While most nutritionists and chefs say that healthy food is affordable, a study has found that it is not so, as the prices of fruit and vegetables are ... Read more...

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Pa giving young actors run for their money: Abhishek (Snippets)


February 27th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan, who was eagerly looking forward to see his father Amitabh's performance in "Teen Patti", says the veteran actor just keeps getting better with every ... Read more...

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‘Sin’ tax on junk food may encourage healthier eating habits


February 25th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, February 25 (ANI): Levying taxes on unhealthy food items could help encourage people to eat fruits and vegetables and whole grains, scientists have observed.Psychological scientist Leonard Epstein at University ... Read more...

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South Korea bans junk-food commercials


January 20th, 2010 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 19 (DPA) South Korea's government Tuesday limited television advertisements for high-calorie foods in a bid to halt a trend toward obesity among the country's children. Commercials for hamburgers, pizza, instant noodles, ... Read more...

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TV bombards kids with unhealthy food ads


November 5th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Wondering how TV exposure leads to obesity in children? Well, then pay closer attention to the commercials, suggests a new study.In the study, researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Azad plans diabetes test for all villagers above 35 (Lead)


October 4th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) India is known as the diabetes capital of the world and Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad wants to fight that tag -- starting with mandatory diabetes and ... Read more...

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Warner Bros urge ad agencies to use Batman, Harry Potter to sell products


September 21st, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, September 21 (ANI): Warner Bros is urging ad agencies in Australia to use its characters like Batman, Bugs Bunny and Harry Potter as marketing tool.The company wants to continue the success ... Read more...

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Why diet drugs work


September 11th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 11 (ANI): Diet drugs work because they make people eat more healthily, claim psychologists.In the study, presented at the British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology conference in Birmingham, researchers ... Read more...

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